Looking for solar cover recommendations


New member
Jun 1, 2007
Richmond, Virginia
I have a 24' round above ground and am shopping for a solar cover. Some say black is best, others clear. Not sure which color and what mil (thickness). So many out there. Thanks for any suggestions, recommendations, etc.


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
Waterbear says it better than I can:

waterbear said:
Standard 12 mil blue/silver give the best bang for the buck. thinner ones will only last about a season, thicker ones don't last enough addiional time to justify the higher price and, since the purpose of a cover is to prevent heat loss by evaporation at night and NOT to heat the pool during the day (uncovering the pool is FAR more effective) the color is moot.